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Driver Charged in Pickens County, SC Crash That Left One Person Dead, Two Injured

One person has died after a deadly car crash on Friday afternoon, September 25, just south of Dacusville, SC.

Authorities say the collision occurred on South Carolina Highway 183 at Old Vinland School Road, near Farrs Bridge Road. Andrew Brazeale, 19, of Easley, was driving north in a 2016 Ford pickup on Highway 183 when he veered left of center, hitting a 2014 Toyota head-on.

Sadly, the Toyota’s driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities have not released that person’s name pending notification of next of kin.

Two children in the Toyota were taken to a local hospital. Their conditions are not known.

Brazeale was arrested and charged with one count of felony DUI with death and two counts of DUI with great bodily injury.

Sadly DUIs lead to a lot of serious and sometimes fatal car crashes in South Carolina. In 2018, 291 fatal car accidents were attributed to drunk driving in the state, about 28% of all fatal crashes that year, according to the NHTSA. Drivers can avoid problems by planning for a ride home before going out to drink. 

If you know a surviving family member of a person who was injured or killed in an accident, please encourage them to contact our firm immediately. The consultation is completely free, with no out-of-pocket cost to the family to hire us.

For over 25 years the attorneys at Auger & Auger have been dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals and families that have suffered injuries or lost loved ones due to the negligence of others. We have years of experience guiding and helping our clients every step of the way to receive compensation for aspects such as medical bills, funeral costs, and other monetary loss. 

Editorial Note: At A&A we are always looking to improve the quality and safety and are saddened by the outcome of many tragic accidents across the Carolinas. The purpose of this news blog is to write about cases relevant to our industry and raise awareness about injury cases so that victims of similar incidents can educate themselves on theories of liability, the law, and how personal injury cases typically work. This article is created using publicly available information and is a secondary source. If you find any information here to be inaccurate, please notify us at vip@augerlaw.com, and we will make the appropriate adjustments.

 

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